Rights Groups Question Legality of U.S. Drone Strikes and Targeted Killings

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Ten leading human rights and civil rights groups wrote to President Obama to convey a statement of shared concerns regarding U.S. targeted killing policy. The statement, attached, urges the administration to take essential steps to: publicly disclose key targeted killing standards and criteria; ensure that U.S. lethal force operations abroad comply with international law; enable meaningful congressional oversight and judicial review; and ensure effective investigations, tracking and response to civilian harm.